Lenses And Attachments Used For Macro Photography
Macro Photography
Pixean
November 14, 2019

You can use a variety of lenses for a variety of photography genres. But Macro photography is something which is best done with the Macro lens itself. 

 

Focusing on the details of a small object is not a very easy task. For that, you have to not just sharpen up your skills as a macro photographer but also use the right equipment and accessories.

 

In this blog, you will find out the right lenses used for macro photography along with other necessary attachments that will make your macro photography experience much more smoother. 

 

All About Macro Lenses

 

You must always prefer the Macro lens over the Regular lens because it has a strong focusing ability, which goes from infinity to 1:1 magnification. In simple words, this lens will actually capture the image in the real size of the object. 

 

You will get a wide range of Macro lenses, ranging from different prices. But the best part is, that the macro lens is going to be useful in your other projects as well. Like Portrait photography. So purchasing a macro lens is worth every penny.

 

Best Macro Lenses:

 

1) Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS:

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A perfect lens for Sony A7 range camera users. This lens is slick and captures beautiful macro photography. The price maybe a little light, however Sony A7 anyway has very less compatible lenses. You can buy this at approx.  Rs. 59,900/- 

 

2) Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD:


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The Tamron Sap 90mm totally stands up to its Mark, by taking the performance to the next level. It is extremely comfortable to use with an outstanding quality of a short telephoto application. Its previous model is certainly cheaper than this. But this model is worth the pick. You can buy this model at Rs. 30,900/-

 

3) Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH:

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This macro lens is designed to be used for the Micro Four Thirds camera. When paired with a 30mm camera, it gives you a view angle of 60mm. And with the closest focus system, you can get life-size magnification. The lens also has an inbuilt, mega O.I.S stability. You can buy the lens at Rs.28,700/-

 

Suggested Usage:

 

  1. 50mm lens

Best suitable for objects like fine jewelry, stamps, coins with detailed incarnations.  With a distance of 20cm, you can get a 1:1 life-size image. 

 

  1. 100mm lens

Best to use for capturing small insects, details in flowers or even portraits. With a distance of 30cm, you will get a 1:1 life-size image.

 

  1. 160mm lens

Best for photographing reptiles, dragonflies, spiders and other moving minute objects. A distance of 50cm will give you a 1:1 life-size image.

 

Other Things You Need

 

Tripod:

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Tripod is probably the most useful accessory you will ever need in macro photography. It is going to give your images a great stabilization. Even though some cameras have inbuilt stabilization, but nothing beats using a tripod. Tripods are heavy and bulky to carry, but they are definitely going to make the process so much easier. Pick up a good tripod that can hold the weight of your camera and is flexible enough to move at any angle. 

 

Cable Shutter Release:

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Another reason that causes shake in your photography can be manually pressing the shutter and moving the camera. Even if you have a tripod, the camera shake is going to be problematic for clicking sharp photos.  The best solution to overcome this is by using a cable shutter release. These cable releases are inexpensive, compact and easy to use. You just have to plug it into your camera and half of your problem is solved.

 

Lightings:

 

You can't always rely on natural lighting to capture a macro photograph. So as a good photographer, you should always be ready with external lights. Like:

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Ring light:

Ring lights are affordable, simple and very easy to use. You just have to fit them at the end of the lens and it's good to go. Even though they aren't as strong as flashlights, but they are definitely pretty useful.

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Flash Lights:

Flashlights are very powerful, so you can literally create an environment of natural lighting with it.

 

Conclusion:

These are the things that you will need to begin your macro photography with. If you want to take your macro photography to the next level, then buying a macro lens is certainly the next thing that you should look forward to.

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